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Shape and silhouette constantly evolved. More radical styles like the hobble skirt and the lampshade skirt each enjoyed their moment in the sun. The Edwardians became more playful and innovative, taking an interest in asymmetrical draping techniques. Considerably less boning was used in bodices and boning was now solely for supporting the shape as opposed to changing it. Suits were fashionable for daywear and walking was eased due to a really big fashion happening – the skirt hem rose to the ankle!
The First World War provoked yet another fashion – skirts that rose to well above the ankle. Bodices tended to lean towards the higher waist and skirts were full and tiered. Other popular fancies were bat-wing sleeves, over-drapes and flying panel skirts.
Wool and linen walking suits were appreciated for their practicality. Asymmetrical designs were featured in bodices and skirts and preferred fabrics were satin, taffeta, chiffon and lightweight silks, with washable cottons to ease hot summers. Early Art Deco inspired prints were seen in the post war years. The automobile achieved status, so driving clothes were developed to protect against dust, including the aptly named duster, a long, lightweight coat. Hats were veiled to keep the complexion smudge free.
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1910-1914 raspberry velvet hobble skirt gown, labeled Robert, Paris
1912 lavender silk beaded gown
1910s coral cameo lavalier
1910s burlesque bra
1910s burlesque suit
1910s cotton & black lace 2 piece dress
1910s pebbled leather purse
1910s Arts and Crafts embossed leather bag
1910s printed crepe hat
1910 silk ribbon hat (copy of Louise Marsey)
1910 carved cameo shell with 14k frame (Athena)
1910 sterling George Cahoone bar pin
early 1910s gents white pique waistcoat
early 1910s beaver hat
1911 silk gown with french lace (House of Lelong, Paris)
1911-12 black silk and lace dress
1912 Austrian green silk satin dress
1912 grey Bombazine & beaded net dress
early teens porcelain handpainted pin
1913 black lace gown
1913 taupe linen dress
1914 white cotton gauze dress with glass beading
1915 blue velvet walking suit
1915 cranberry wool suit from Jordan Marsh Co
1916 grey silk suit
1916 satin dress with beading
1916 ladies blouse
1916 WWI Red Cross canteen workers uniform
1918 gold lame evening gown
c. 1918 trained evening gown, satin embroidered in gold thread & pink floss
1918 white embroidered dress
1918 black silk and velvet toque
1918 straw floral hat
1919 wool suit